Virtual education is changing the way we learn and the way we will move into the future. As a former virtual student, I know the opportunities and academic success online learning offers can make all the difference. For the past ten years I have been teaching English to students in Kansas and Ohio. In 2002, I started out my teaching career at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, KS (outside Topeka). In 2004, my husband and I made the move to Canton, OH – home of the Football Hall of Fame. I taught grades 8-12 at Hartford Middle School and Timken High School. While in Canton, I was able to witness technology take on a whole new role in education. I began working with other educators to develop technology rich lessons and implement student lead learning online. In 2006, we moved again. This time our path took us to Huntington, WV – land of the Thundering Herd (“We Are Marshall!”). In Proctorville, OH (a small town across the river) I taught 9th & 12th grade English, as well as Mythology, Lyrics as Literature (history of Rock ‘n’ Roll), and Shakespeare at Fairland High School. During this time I began my Master of Science program in Instructional Technology. I knew technology was the driving force in education and I wanted to make sure I was a part of it. We also welcomed our daughter, Ava, into the family. She will be 5 in December. In 2010, we made our next and final move to Wichita. I spent my first two years teaching at Wichita Heights. In 2012, we were blessed with our son, Alex (July 27), I graduated from Fort Hays State University with my graduate degree, and accepted a position with Andover eCademy. I am thrilled and excited to be an Eagle!
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